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    green colored woods

    Does green poplar stay green in color over time?

    What are some other green colored woods?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Kosmowski View Post
    Does green poplar stay green in color over time?

    What are some other green colored woods?

    Thanks!
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    I almost always paint poplar because of the variance in color of the wood. The green never looks right to me after trying to stain it.
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    According to Jim King, a source I trust as expert, there is only one wood, a very scarce variety in SA, that does not change color with time and exposure to light.
    I know it is common to refer to LV as green-ish. I have several pieces, including an item almost 100 years old that are brown, not a hint of green in them.
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    I concur with Frank. UV light will cause most green tinted woods to fade to brown. I have seen a deep Irish green natural stain caused by a fungus I suspect, in some woods in dark, wet, areas of the woods. Usually the wood fiber is punky.

    Your best bet is to use an aniline dye or maybe something like Transtint.

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    I saw this thread yesterday and when I went out on the back porch I noticed how green the floor was... it rains in on the porch when ever it rains... so I would think algae will stay green if it gets enough water....
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    I just bought a couple bf of poplar to build a small box for my wife. I picked through the pile to specifically get some green pieces. I want to use the mix of green heartwood and white sapwood in the design of the box instead of painting it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Dinger View Post
    I just bought a couple bf of poplar to build a small box for my wife. I picked through the pile to specifically get some green pieces. I want to use the mix of green heartwood and white sapwood in the design of the box instead of painting it.
    I suspect it might stay green for quite a while on the inside of a box, since it won't be exposed to much UV light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Kosmowski View Post
    Does green poplar stay green in color over time?

    What are some other green colored woods?

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    I suspect it might stay green for quite a while on the inside of a box, since it won't be exposed to much UV light.

    Oh, and welcome aboard, Jason.
    Thanks, Vaughn!

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